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The Robert Hunt Collection

The Robert Hunt Library, represented exclusively by the Mary Evans Picture Library, was founded by Bobby Hunt, a noted artist, art teacher and cartoonist who became a leading picture researcher on modern military topics during the 1960s and beyond.

Over the years, Hunt built up a sizeable library of images on all aspects of 20th century warfare, and today the collection encompasses comprehensive material on World War One and World War Two as well as other notable conflicts such as the Korean War and Vietnam War.

In addition, the Black Star London collection which the Robert Hunt Library purchased in the early 1980s, adds over 100,000 images on modern politics, 20th century personalities, show business and, in particular, royalty.

Although the first phase of scanning has concentrated on the two world wars, with several thousand images currently online, more subjects and topics are being added every week.